Spotlight on our cinema
NOVA SCOTIA, Canada | 85 minutes | 2019
Middle-aged Donna is working off her hours of community service — the result of a DUI conviction — in an animal shelter. Deeply affected by the plight of an old dog soon to be euthanized, she brings him home against everyone’s advice. It’s the start of a disturbing spiral of animal adoptions undertaken as a bulwark against loneliness. After a number of award-winning shorts, director Heather Young builds on her unique approach in this documentary/narrative hybrid that mixes naturalistic observation with the raw lyricism of the day-to-day. Donna’s absurd quest, fragmented into short vignettes, makes for an endearing tale whose pathos is amplified by Young’s strikingly inventive camera work.Q&A with Heather Young on October 11th and 12th
FIPRESCI Prize, Discovery Program - Toronto Film Festival
HOWARD AND JEAN, 2014, 6 minsFISH, 2016, 11 minsMILK, 2017, 14 mins
Anne is a lonely young daycare worker who has trouble following the rules and connecting with others. Uncompromising and prone to excess, she’s complex...
ONTARIO, UNITED STATES, CANADA | 75 minutes | 2019
At the end of the Second World War, Elsa, a young Inuk woman, must come to terms with motherhood after she is raped — and with the changing epoch ushered...
QUéBEC, NUNAVUT, CANADA | 99 minutes | 2019
A Prairie no-man’s-land or an incubator of unbridled creativity? Winnipeg remains an enigma — and the second feature from Ryan McKenna (Le Cœur de...
QUéBEC, CANADA | 94 minutes | 2019
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